Community

Our community is diverse, capable, and heartfelt. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.

Community Events

Women in Buddhism with Acharya Holly Gayley

August 30th—December 6th

This series on the stories of Women in Buddhism will explore issues of patriarchy, agency, and resilience. Continue »

Albany QSangha ~ LGBTQI

October 24th—December 26th

From Pride to eventual enlightenment, join us for meditation practice, community building, with Dharma study monthly on 4th Wednesday. Continue »

Monthly Sing: Joining Mindfulness and Song

with Damian Ubriaco

November 29th

Mindfulness brings us into the fullness of the moment. Singing infuses our being with vibrant energy. Imagine the possibilities when we bring these two activities together! Continue »

Ellen Rook Celebration

December 13th

Join us for our celebration of Ellen Rook's retirement from her Shastri duties and all her efforts in creating an enlightened society. Continue »

Sit, Walk, Write: Half-Day Contemplative Writing Retreat

with Ellen Rook

January 19th (2019)

Inspired by Natalia Goldberg's 'The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language,' join us for a morning meditation, movement and writing retreat. All welcome, Instruction will be provided. Continue »